Drone Threat Intel Report: DroneSec Notify #31

This summary has been extracted from our weekly public threat intelligence report. For more information on the platform or weekly email PDFs, please visit: dronesec.com/pages/notify or email us at [email protected] or join the slack group at dronesec.slack.com

Abstract submissions close today for the World of Drones and Robotics Congress (WoDaRC) in Brisbane, QLD Australia. The DroneSec team has submitted a talk analysing a variety of drone incidents, the patterns that can be identified and the predictions that could be made from that data. We first spoke at the conference back in 2017 when we did a statistical analysis of google searches (think “bypass NFZ”, “how to fly into airports”, “using a HackRF to manipulate a DJI Inspire”) we had monitored to our then-existing drone security magazine/website, dronesec.xyz. The presentation from 2017 can be found in the Notify platform under “Knowledge Base”.

A quiet week in the past 7 days with no major UAV incident headliners to be wary of; however, we continue to monitor some of the Special Monitoring Mission reports where small and long-range UAV are often the target of single and dual-GPS jamming and small-arms fire. It is indeed a warzone, but it also goes to show the tactical deployment of CUAS systems in war-time efforts and even their affect on oversight or governing bodies such as the SMM to Ukraine.

In the USA, we see the RTCA Special Committee looking to govern a sUAS detection and mitigation standard, with some work on ensuring government bodies get the tried-and-tested information from a CUAS which is advertised. The DroneSec team have a similar approach to CUAS testing and analysis which is tiered in a rating system; if you would like a copy of this document, please send us an email at [email protected] or access it via the Knowledge Base section of the Notify platform.

An interesting job advertisement for the FAA has popped up, with duties including security work within Unmanned Systems while performing National Security Programs and Incident Response. Kansas University offers a Masters in IT degree with an interesting twist – a concentration on UAS security. Certainly a course to keep an eye on, and for those who are well suited in the domain and alumni of the college – it may be a great opportunity to advise or impart some of your knowledge through the board. All of the above, and more, in the below report.

As always, if you have comments or feedback, or want to join in the discussion in our slack group, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



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